Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Belated Birthday to Stuart and Chad!

Hey everyone!
So this past week has been a huge adventure! Seriously just an adventure. So Sister Folsom and I did 3 exchanges with other sisters and they were all good, I love getting to know the different Sisters. We had different experiences with all of them. The first one, we had the opportunity to go do service which cancelled on us, but we went around to different members and asked if they had service they all told us that they didn't have service for us, but the last member we came out of we met their neighbor and helped him clean his yard, and he referred us to a little old lady who we went and asked and she did need service it was awesome! It was the simplest thing ever. It was taking her recycling out to her bin but she is so frail and not able to get around very much at that it was a struggle for her. We had a great conversation with her and she was so appreciative of it. We will go back and see if she needs more help this week, she said she was moving soon though so we may miss her. But It was just the coolest feeling to do service for her. She said it was an answer to her prayers. The next exchange it was 8 at night and we met this lady who was unpacking her car, and we started talking with her. She expressed her desire to just change her life. It was just an awesome experience. I love talking with people and when they feel the spirit their hearts just soften and it opens up doors. The last exchange had the funnest experiences. Lots of spiritual experiences, but I am going to share with you the funniest experiences we had that day. So we were walking to a less active members house and we contacted these people who really didn't want to talk with us, but they did give us a referral. So we went and knocked on the door. There were two lady's who were inside and they invited us in saying how they were just talking about God and their love and need for Him in their life, how they need help overcoming their addictions. Both alcoholics. So they are just talking our ears off, and then the one lady finally asked where our church was at and we start doing some how to begin teaching, all about how our message can help them, testifying that this will help to change their life for the better, that they can overcome their personal challenges. Well, the lady then had it click in her head that we were Mormons. HAhahaha the lady went as cold as ice and said "you can leave now." It was so crazy! It was very interesting. So we basically left. We were able to leave a prayer with them though. That was nice of them. The husband did say that we could come back, but he only spake Spanish. We are referring them to the Spanish Elders. :)
Next funny story: We went to the church for just a few minutes. I am always with Sister Folsom so I completely forgot that there was an alarm after you use the code you have to turn off. So what happens??? I enter the church and the alarm is beeping I was like, Oh yeah I need to turn this off...I don't have the code...what is it...tried a few different codes...didn't what happens the alarm bell on the outside of the church goes off!!!! IT was ridiculous so we had to call the bishopric and get the code to turn it off and luckily they gave it to us and no one went to jail. Thankfully!!!! It was ridiculous! The sister I was with was just like "Well, this is a new experience"Hahah, I loved the tactical way she said that too. It was funny. Well this is long enough I hope you enjoy it! Love you all!
Sister Pendleton

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